Steamed Asparagus and Lobster Salad

The famous trio of lemon, dill and garlic combine to make a delightful drizzle for this utterly elegant chilled salad. To shave Parmesan, lightly scrape the cheese surface with a super-sharp vegetable peeler.

Steamed Asparagus and Lobster Salad
Photo: Scott Little
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 8 ounce fresh or frozen lobster tails

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh dillweed

  • 2 teaspoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cup torn butterhead (Boston or Bibb) lettuce

  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese

  • 3 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled


  1. Thaw lobster tails, if frozen. Butterfly lobster tails by using kitchen shears to cut lengthwise through centers of hard top shells and meat, cutting to but not through bottoms of shells. Spread halves of tails apart. Place a steamer basket in a saucepan. Add water to just below the bottom of the basket. Bring water to boiling. Add lobster tails to steamer basket. Cover and reduce heat. Steam for 8 minutes. Add asparagus; cover and steam for 3 to 5 minutes more or until lobster is opaque and asparagus is tender. When lobster is cool enough to handle, remove meat from shells and coarsely chop. Bias-slice asparagus into 1-1/2-inch pieces.

  2. For vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar combine lemon peel, lemon juice, olive oil, shallot, dillweed, honey, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well to combine.

  3. Line a serving platter with lettuce. Arrange asparagus and lobster on top of lettuce. Drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with cheese and bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 701mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 151.5mg 12%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 626mg 13%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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